When we (me, Shweta and Nikita) had visited the last Glimpse Art Festival in April, we three had this one thought in mind – in the next Glimpse Festival Nikita must have a desk here.
Nikita makes paper quilling articles of all different kinds. She needed a market to open up her artistic mind. We three started collecting all the minute details which could help Nikita build up a collection of unique articles. Types of bookmarks, visiting cards for marketing, stickers on items, a bag for packing… With this energy, Nikita was boosted with a bunch of ideas – styles of earrings, colors for pins, cartoons for paper clips, cartoons on rakhis, minions on paper clips, 20 piece tea set, jewelers boxes, chocolate bouquets, flowery hair clips, fancy zhumkis, bouquet of quilled flowers, shiner for items, kundans for highlights….
Ankita Didi (Nikita’s elder sister) being our market rate analyst took care of the pricing details. We were relieved on that front. Anu Ma (Nikita’s mom) helped us out with quantity of items, color combinations, inviting friends and families, since she has an awesome social circle! Dada helped us out for printing of cards, getting raw materials and asking Nikita to take breaks from her work. Nupur to help out the ‘completing the uncompleted stuff’, since she too is a quilling artist!
Most importantly we all did a common thing, we all kept Nikita motivated to keep working. Quilling being a time taking and a bit of tedious job, it was but obvious that she used to get tired and bugged up. Anu Ma did a rocking job here by preparing delicacies the whole day!
Finally the day for exhibition arrived and we all were very much excited for it. For 2 days we all enjoyed thoroughly being there at the desk. To give information about the work, to give away visiting cards, to fight for change, to keep the money bank safe… all was fun! It was such a satisfaction to see all the work being appreciated by the visitors. It was moment of pride when friends and relatives came by to congratulate Nikita for her work.
We all could feel a bright light of happiness within us in the end of the exhibition. Nikita’s desk at Glimpse was a successful venture for all of us!
Last but not the least; we would like to thank AK Media Services for organizing a beautiful event called “Glimpse”!